Semmy, Thanks for the opportunity to share a little about my background with your readers. Hopefully, they will walk away with at least 3 nuggets of information to put into action immediately.
My name is Brandon Yeager, and I own TheInfoPreneur.net. TheInfoPreneur is a website dedicated to helping people turn what they know into income streams. I’m from Latrobe, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Share with us your first success in Internet Marketing and how did you do that?
I could sit here and lie to you, create some extravagant story, but that’s not true…and that’s just not who I am. Truth be told, I’ve been struggling online, until just recently. December 28th, 2010, I was awake at 4AM, in tears, trying desperately to figure out what I could do to create an online income. For 2 years, I’ve poured nearly every ounce of my energy into creating a sustainable online income, to no avail.
I tried everything…from buying a well-traffic’ed blog, to CPA marketing, to creating niche websites that were keyword relevant, to bum marketing & article marketing. While I’d experience a few minor successes here and there…it really wasn’t until I completely changed my way of thinking that things have gone from nearly zero to what is building up to be an incredible year.
First, I simply started offering my services for a fee. Anything I knew I could do for people…I started to offer to do for them. This includes SEO, building WordPress websites, and creating epic type videos, to consulting. There are certain things…I’m an expert at, but I never figured out how to connect my knowledge to other people’s needs. And that single sentence has made all the difference in my life. This month alone, I’m going to eclipse $3,000 just from producing quick WordPress websites for other people.
My affiliate income is rising…and most importantly of all. My journey to be an InfoPreneur, and teach how to be an InfoPreneur has been growing by leaps and pounds. Last week…I was adding 20 buyers to my email list every day! I have never experienced that feeling in my life. It was at that moment, I realized all the pieces of the puzzle had come together, and I knew that simply by finding needs that people had, and by creating an information product that solved that 1 specific need, I could do it.
More importantly, my 4AM meeting with myself, told me that I needed to focus on relationships. I was doing the Lone Ranger for wayyyy too long. I want to leave a mark on people’s lives. I don’t want to die having lived an empty life.
In the past 4 weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to talk 1 on 1, over the phone with Fred Gleeck, Jason Fladlien, Jay Boyer, Terry Wygal, Matthew Wolfe, Joe Fier, David Walker, Kevin Riley…I’ve talked via email with Alex Jeffreys. It has just been one incredible contact after another. I’ve even been communicating over the past week with Lewis Howes! It’s been absolutely incredible, and I know within about 3 months, I’m going to be impacting thousands of people’s lives in awesome ways.
I’ve been through the struggle, and I have found the simplest way to achieve everything I was desiring to achieve.
We know you spent time in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an Infantry Scout as well..
why did you jump into internet marketing and what make you interested in internet marketing especially information publishing??
What a great question! Actually, I’ve been a real estate investor Full-Time since July of 2005. I had to take a job for a brief stint in 2009, but that place shut down. Right around 2007, I had so many real estate investors asking me to teach them what I know (I have been on the buying side of over 100 real estate transactions).
So, I decided to hold a 3 hour seminar one Saturday morning. I had about 15 people pay me $99 each for a 3 hour seminar. $1500 in 3 hours….just by teaching what I knew! From that day on, my life has never been the same. Month after month, more seminars, more $1000-$1500 Saturday mornings.
I knew there was a way to profit from the knowledge in my head. But like I said….it wasn’t until recently that I finally have cracked the code wide open. I’ve been possessed to live a life as an InfoPreneur ever since.
What are the top 3 things that someone should know in order to be a success in information publishing.
If you want to be successful as an Information Marketer….you have to not products that you think people want to buy. You need to be a “Pain Reliever”. You need to find what they are having troubles with, and then simply create solutions for them. This change in my mentality over the last 3 months has been a key.
Realizing that people do not want to be sold to, but they do want to buy. They want to buy things that are going to allow them to experience good things. People do not buy eyeglasses, they buy vision. They do not buy a swimming pool, they buy the refreshing feeling of cool water running over their bodies. They do not buy a mattress, they buy a cozy, soft night’s sleep.
What are some of the common problems that people experience in information publishing?
Not partnering and creating products they think the market will like are the two biggest things. I’m telling you…find the pain points of your target customers and provide solutions and you will begin to immediately experience awesome results.
Where can people find more information out about information publishing ?
Well, for one, do stop over at my site: www.TheInfoPreneur.net
I’m offering anybody who signs up onto my list Advanced Discount Notifications on almost every product I release. And, over the past 2 months…that has been a lot! 4 to be exact.
Please kindly give your advice for a newbies or people that would like to jump up into internet marketing what should they prepare or what kind of technique should they have or all kind of preparation should they have done before.
Ok, I’m going to break this down into 2 different sets of things to focus on…first is the 5 “P’s” to prosperity:
Passion / Niche – pick one you love
Product / Service – figure out what you can offer before you even put up a website.
Platforms – includes affiliate platforms, membership sites, websites, physical products, etc.
Partnering – reaching out and teaming up with other people
Profits – this will come last…as you build up your visibility and credibility…your profitability will follow.
I’m going to next provide some of the key things I’ve learned over the last 2 months:
better email communication
create great products that solve people’s problems.
My goals coming up:
I have 3 products I’m in the midst of wrapping up. They should be finished within the next 4 weeks. Once I wrap up the 3rd one, I’m actually going to be combing and adding to it to create a step by step system of exactly what I’ve done over the past 2 months to go from being a dead broke InfoPreneur to getting 20 sales per day. There is a huge difference between adding 20 freebie seeker email addresses to your list, versus 20 people who have actually opened up their wallets, pulled out their credit cards and have entrusted you with their money.
Once I have this product wrapped up, I’m simply going to be sharing it with people via email, and on webinars, and just getting the word out about it. It has literally changed my life, and completely changed my online game. I now get sales daily, I now have partners around the world, and I have people to ask questions to as I run into help.
Semmy, Thanks for the opportunity to share a little about me with your community. It has been a pleasure.